she makes her
impossibly small. curls
into the sly smile
of that wily harvest
moon. rides out the
storm by counting
stars. carves
her name in songs
without a sound.

she is

-zing, she is found.


It’s Quadrille Monday over at dVerse today, and I’m hosting. Come play! 

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18 Responses to free

  1. kanzensakura says:

    This is as gorgeous as a sigh at sunrise.

  2. I love the zing in freezing… we need those bright spots.

  3. oh nthis made me jump out of my chair in exclamation at the close…sooooooo good…sooooooo you.

  4. Love the line breaks! Lovely voice!

  5. This is so gorgeous De, I especially love ‘curls into the sly smile of that wily harvest moon. rides out the storm by counting stars’ xxx

  6. Frank Hubeny says:

    I liked the idea of being frozen in order to be found however that freezing might restrict her freedom.

  7. kim881 says:

    Your trademark wordplay has me smiling, De! Nobody does it better.

  8. qbit says:

    Beautifully done, as usual.

  9. I like this, it feels surreal…

  10. Amazing wordplay here, De. I felt like I was flying!

  11. “curls
    into the sly smile
    of that wily harvest
    moon. ”

    That is stunningly beautiful

  12. Great inventiveness – love the last line – leaving the reader (me) hanging – and then the turn at the end. V. nice. Thanks.

  13. Candy says:

    this is just so De(lightful)!

  14. Oh, such great images, and then that ending, which I found open to all sorts of interpretations. Very clever word wrangling. We all want to ride that moon. I do, anyway.

  15. lillian says:

    LOVE the title….leadng into the first word. You are absolutely the BEST at word play! smiling at the ending and for every word inbetween too!l 🙂

  16. This poem is gorgeously unexpected and written in a creative and surprising way. I love the “sly smile of that wily harvest moon.”

  17. MarinaSofia says:

    Ha, that zing was a nice humorous touch. I am intrigued by this enigmatic character.

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